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Accident: 200452597 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Mezzanine

Accident: 200452597 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 01/23/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31394441501/23/20101711Bradley Plumbing & Heating, Inc
On January 23, 2010, Employee #1, a supervisor, and three other employees were installing air handler units on a third floor mezzanine during a building remodeling project. Employee #1 was about 12 in. from an unguarded edge using a "Jaw Breaker" wheeled pry bar to raise an air handler. He intended to place a 2 in. galvanized pipe under the air handler to be used as a roller. When the pry bar slipped, Employee #1 lost his balance, fell 23 ft to a concrete surface, and was killed.
Keywords: ventilation, slip, abrasion, fall, fall protection, floor opening, hand tool, unguarded, contusion, pry bar
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Alteration or rehabilitation $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 3 33 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313944415 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:23
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Fall from/with platform catwalk (attached to struc

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